AuthorSuzanne Chiodo
Chapter 1
On 24 June 1982, Attorney General Roy McMurtry announced to the
Ontario legislature1 that the Ontario Law Reform Commission had com-
pleted its Report on Class Actions.2 The result of six years of deliberation
and running to nearly 900 pages, the OLRC Report was widely hailed as
one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject, covering almost
every aspect of class actions in exhaustive detail. It was accompanied by
draft legislation and had been especially commissioned by the attorney
general, with McMurtry stating the following year that he regarded class
action reform as “a high priority. I would expect to be discussing these
issues . . . with my cabinet colleagues in the early autumn, with a view to
possibly bringing f‌irst reading legislation before the House by the end of
the year.”3
1 Ontario, Legislative Assembly, Ocial Report of Debates (Hansard), 32nd Parl, 2nd
Sess (24 June 1982) (Roy McMurtry), online: http://hansardindex.ontla.on.ca/
2 Ontario Law Reform Commission, Report on Class Actions (Toronto: Ministry of the
Attorney General, 1982) [OLRC Report].
3 Ontario, Legislative Assembly, Ocial Report of Debates (Hansard), 32nd Parl, 3rd
Sess (17 June 1983) (Standing Committee on Administration of Justice, Estimates,
Ministry of the Attorney General), J-173, Ontario Law Reform Commission f‌iles, Nov
1976–Dec 1982, Project name: class actions, RG 4-66, BA77, Box No B380537, North
York, Archives of Ontario.

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